fire·​ball·​er | \ ˈfī(-ə)r-ˌbȯ-lər How to pronounce fireballer (audio) \

Definition of fireballer

: a baseball pitcher known for throwing fastballs

Other Words from fireballer

fireballing \ ˈfī(-​ə)r-​ˌbȯ-​liŋ How to pronounce fireballer (audio) \ adjective

Examples of fireballer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In all, the Giants needed just 103 pitches from Webb, submariner Tyler Rogers and rookie fireballer Camilo Doval for the 27 outs. Los Angeles Times, 8 Oct. 2021 The fireballer, however, struck out José Iglesias and got Kiké Hernández to ground out to third for the save., 25 Sep. 2021 Adley Rutschman, the switch-hitting catcher generally regarded as baseball’s best prospect, and Grayson Rodriguez, the 6-foot-5, 220-pound fireballer who has overwhelmed minor league hitters this season. Colin Campbell,, 27 Aug. 2021 The road to the 2006 World Series started here, with third-round outfielder Curtis Granderson (No. 80 from UIC) and 11th-round high school fireballer Joel Zumaya (at No. 320). Ryan Ford, Detroit Free Press, 18 July 2021 As Red Sox fans will know, not a whole lot of college hitters got the better of Vanderbilt fireballer and No. 2 overall pick Jack Leiter this year., 12 July 2021 Sydney Martin and Taylor Sanders homered early and sophomore fireballer Brooke Gray took care of the rest as the Ballard High School softball team continued its remarkable season with a regional title. Jason Frakes, The Courier-Journal, 9 June 2021 The fireballer struck out seven and walked one in her seven-inning triumph. Jacob Calvin Meyer,, 25 May 2021 Cardinals manager Mike Shildt switched out Gant for left-handed fireballer Génesis Cabrera, and Shaw greeted him with a towering fly ball to the edge of the warning track in center field. Todd Rosiak, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 12 May 2021

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First Known Use of fireballer

1928, in the meaning defined above

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14 Oct 2021

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“Fireballer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2021.

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